Black-Billed Magpie #Birds

The Black-Billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia, is a common bird in the west.  However, since we don’t have them in the east, I always enjoy observing this member of the crow family (Corvidae) while we’re in Boise.  Aside from the black and white color, one of the eye-catching features of this bird while in flight is the long scissor-like tail.

Black-Billed Magpie

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